Integrated techniques for efficient breeding, production and transplant survival of unique ornamental species

Dr. Alan Sullivan / Dr. Praveen Saxena
University of Guelph

The objective of this research project is to develop integrated production systems that will include new varieties, tissue culture systems for propagation and technologies to enhance early stage survival of transplants. Specific objectives include:

  • Develop new varieties and germplasm with an emphasis on novel species that are adapted to drought and low nutrient environments
  • Develop novel techniques to improve the survival and vigour of seedlings and tissue culture plantlets during transplanting
  • Optimize tissue culture propagation systems by improving light quality, plant growth regulators and culture vessels such as bioreactors
  • Develop cryopreservation techniques to efficiently preserve important genotypes and ecotypes of rare, endangered and horticulturally important ornamental species

Sullivan Saxena (Eng) Mar 2019

Sullivan Saxena (Eng) Feb 2020